After starting a petition with Change.org asking Victoria’s Secret to consider making mastectomy bras for breast cancer survivors, Allana Maiden‘s voice has been heard by the lingerie giant.
Maiden, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, was contacted by Victoria’s Secret after her petition garnered more than 120,000 signatures.
The 27-year-old and her mom met with Tammy Roberts Myers, a rep for the company, to discuss the idea.
After the meeting, Maiden said:
“We didn’t really know what to expect going in. She had been really nice on the phone when I had talked to her before, and she seemed really interested in my ideas, so I kind of thought it would continue to go that way, but I wasn’t really expecting it to go that high.”
Apparently, Victoria’s Secret has already begun researching how to go about making a mastectomy bra and they also have plans to fly Maiden and her mom to their HQ in Columbus, Ohio to meet with developers.
A spokesman for the company said:
“We celebrate those who champion the fight against breast cancer. Victoria’s Secret and our parent company, Limited Brands, have been dedicated to helping eradicate this disease and have committed $10s of millions to cancer research. Ultimately, we are working towards celebrating the day when breast cancer is a thing of the past. In the meantime, we are listening and learning to understand if there are additional ways for our company to continue to extend its support.”
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